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What will I learn?

Recognizing the immense promise of biological engineering and the unique position of Mizzou for a strong biological engineering program, the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) and the College of Engineering (CoE) joined forces.

The Department of Bioengineering unites existing faculty and infrastructure from both colleges. CoE contributes biomedical engineering capabilities while CAFNR brings strengths in bioprocess and bioenvironmental engineering.

Degree Requirements

Within the first year in the program, each PhD student must pass a qualifying examination before continuing enrollment. The exam is designed to test the student’s ability to undertake advanced learning and carry out independent research.

A doctoral candidate must complete a minimum of 72 credit hours of course work beyond the BS degree with a minimum of fifteen hours (exclusive of research, problems or independent study courses) at the 8000 (graduate) level, including at least three BE courses. In addition, there will be a minimum of one hour of Seminar (BIOL - EN 8087) and research (BIOL - EN 9990) may not exceed 28 hours of the total 72 hours required in the PhD Program of Study. The courses and research plan must be approved by the doctoral program committee.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 72 semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree)

Tuition fees
$20,869.00 (15,49,262) per year
The tuition fee is based on 9 credit units each fall and spring term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

23 August 2021


College of Engineering

W1024 Lafferre Hall,



65211, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admissions recommendations are based on a profile developed from data that include undergraduate (last 60 hours) and graduate grade point averages, recommendations, evidence of successful professional experiences and samples of scholarly writing. Minimum GPA: 3.0 (A=4.0).

For international students

BS and MS from an accredited University or equivalent experience. In rare instances, an exceptional student will be allowed to study for the PhD without first completing an MS degree.

Minimum GPA: 3.2

Non-native English speakers must score 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL or 6.5 on the Academic IELTS, PTE score of 59 and Cambridge C1 Advanced score of 180

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Missouri

The University of Missouri’s beautiful 1,262 acre site offers a pleasant place to enjoy top class study at a well-renowned American institution.

  • Outstanding facilities across beautiful campus
  • Dedicated international center
  • Nationally recognized online courses
  • Diverse and active student body